Solution focused hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is an effective and evidence-based approach. It uses a blend of solution focused brief therapy, positive psychology, CBT, NLP and hypnosis, as well as an understanding of neuroscience and physiology.
When we focus on our problems and past issues, this tends to make things worse, it can increase our anxiety and can create even more problems. By focusing on solutions instead, where we would like to be, this enables us to make more effective and long lasting changes. It is also a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
At our initial meeting, we discuss how I can help you and what you would like to achieve. I explain how the brain and our physiology can create anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction, habits etc, and how we can overcome them. I will also give you a relaxation/hypnosis recording to listen to each night which helps the process.
If you decide to go ahead, in subsequent sessions we spend about half our session discussing how you would like to take things forward, and then we use hypnosis to reinforce neural learning. You effectively change your brain 'wiring' from negative thought patterns to positive ones over the period of a few weeks. This is why it is such a successful technique.
The hypnosis itself is very light, more like a guided relaxation or meditation. Research shows that deep hypnosis is no more therapeutically effective than light. And everyone can achieve light hypnosis, we do it many times a day, when we are driving, watching TV, or when we focus on a book or game.
A course of solution focused hypnotherapy will last you a lifetime. It is real brain training. Not only will you train your brain to think in a different and more helpful way, and skip over those obstacles currently holding you back, but you will learn various tools and techniques to maintain your wellbeing long after your sessions with me have finished. It is a true investment in yourself.
Average number of sessions required
Anxiety 6-10 sessions
Weight management 6-10 sessions
Depression 10-12 sessions
The number of sessions will vary from person to person and depends on your own engagement and level of commitment. Clients who listen to recordings daily and fully engage in the process see results very quickly.